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Above the left bank of the river Lousios, at the base of a tall and wild rock and almost opposite the Philosophos Monastery, dominates the historic monastery of Timios Prodromos. It was built in the 16th century and is today one of the largest and most historic monasteries in the Peloponnese. It is a male monastery and has more monks than the other monasteries of Arcadia. Its tradition dates back to the middle of the 12th century (1167).

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His frescoes, despite the damage, are remarkable and, according to Fotis Kontoglou, date back to the 16th century and belong to the Cretan School. In fact, the Cretan and Moscow are considered to belong to Theophanes. The monastery has a remarkable library with important theological and philosophical books. There are old photographs, ecclesiastical faces and letters of Kolokotroni in the Prefecture of Igoumenion and Archontariki.

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A little further outside the Monastery, on a small hill, is the chapel of the miraculous Saint Athanasios of the new Bishop of Christianity, the patron saint of the monastery, with part of his relics. It is the spiritual gesture of Gortynia. Its location offers panoramic views of the Gorge and Ancient Gortyn. Also in the area of ​​the monastery there is the one-aisled basilica of Agios Andreos and the ascetics of Brigadier Michael, St. George, Metamorphosis and Agios Eleftherios.

From the monastery descends to Lousios path that crosses the gorge. The closest route reaches the Philosophos Monastery between rich vegetation. Going down the river and in an idyllic location, a small bridge passes across the opposite bank to a point where the bed narrows and the waters are rushing to form funnels. Another longer route leads through preserved paths to Ancient Gortyn.

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